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Hopewell Settlement Patterns, Subsistence, and Symbolic Landscapes
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Hopewell Settlement Patterns, Subsistence, and Symbolic Landscapes

A. Martin Byers and DeeAnne Wymer

Abstract

Were the builders of the famous earthworks and mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley, people we today call Ohio Hopewell, residentially mobile or sedentary populations? What role and meaning did Hopewell earthworks play within these ancient societies? Ultimately, can they teach us anything or help us see things anew? The chapters in this book address important questions, like these and others, by examining the cultural and social nature of the well-known Ohio Hopewell monumental earthworks. Chapters discuss the purpose, meaning, and role of earthworks and other artifacts, theorizing on how they may ... More

Keywords: earthworks, mounds, Middle Ohio Valley, Ohio Hopewell, populations, ancient societies, monumental earthworks, artifacts, dialogue, conversations, debates, archaeological practices, ancient communities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034553
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034553.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. Martin Byers, editor

DeeAnne Wymer, editor

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Introduction

A. Martin Byers, and DeeAnne Wymer

1 Riverworld

Douglas K. Charles

2 Why Move?

Paul J. Pacheco

3 The Land between the Mounds

Lauren Sieg, and Jarrod Burks

7 Enclosed by Stone

Robert V. Riordan

8 The Turner-Hopewell Axis

A. Martin Byers

Section 6 Hopewell Settlement Patterns and Symbolic Landscapes

12 Coda

N’omi B. Greber